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Health and Safety


Your group’s health and safety is our number one priority. 

We’re a member of the School Travel Forum – a body of leading school tour operators who aim to promote good practice and safety in school travel. 

As a full member, we adhere to a rigorous code of practice and safety management standards. This is externally verified each year by Argent, the UK’s leading health and safety consultancy specialising in travel. 



Safety Management System

We’ve developed our own Safety Management System to ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to reassure you of a high level of safety on your tour. 

Our team have taken on the responsibility to apply, monitor and constantly improve our Safety Management System. They do this by:

•Facilitating and promoting a positive health and safety culture

•Providing safe transport and accommodation

•Assessing the risks associated with activities

•Maintaining appropriate control measures

•Maintaining effective communication with you

•Providing adequate financial and human resources to implement the health and safety policy

•Ensuring all staff are able to apply the Safety Management System

•Regularly reviewing and updating the Safety Management System as appropriate




Your accommodation will meet the following guidelines: 

•Complies with local fire and safety legislation

•Is contracted by our own trained staff, or reputable agents

•Receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use 

•Receives a supplementary audit if used five times or more in one year




Whether you choose to travel by coach, ferry or air, you can be sure that the relevant safety checks have been implemented:


British coaches

We only work with reputable coach companies that hold a valid Operator Licence. 

To get this, coach operators have to satisfy the requirements of professional competence and make sure all their vehicles are properly maintained. 

All British coach travel is regulated by the Department for Transport and all the coaches we use are subject to a standard coach audit. 

Foreign coaches

All foreign coaches used by us conform to all local, national and international standards. 

Ferries and Eurotunnel

Both ferries and the Eurotunnel are nationally regulated. We also hold regular meetings with all the companies we work with. 

One of the most important areas covered in these meetings is on-board safety and security, so if you do have any questions, please just ask!


All flights from the UK are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority, which has very strict safety criteria. We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, which means we’re able to operate both individual and group tours by air. Our ATOL number is 5079.


The Halsbury Difference

School trips by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Tailor-made school trips

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.